Nelson Mandela: Remembering an icon

Published: 07 December, 2013 09:03 IST | Team MiD DAY |

Special page with photos, trivia, video and facts about anti-apartheid hero and South Africa's ex-president Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 6, 2013 at the age of 95

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president died after a long illness. We pay tribute to the global icon with a compilation of articles, facts, tweets, photos and more

Daughters hear of Nelson Mandela's death during the premiere of his biopic
Zindzi and Zenani had just met the cast and crew of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom , a film about their father’s extraordinary life when they took the phone call they had been dreading. Read more

Singing, dancing and tears greet Nelson Mandela's death
Draped in flags, South African football shirts, and even their pyjamas and dressing gowns, hundreds of mourners took to the streets around the Johannesburg house of Nelson Mandela last night as news broke of the death of the man who gave them freedom. Read more

Nelson Mandela's kin are at war over his fortunes
In the wake of the anti-apartheid leader's death at 95, it is feared his surviving family will be plunged in to deep rifts over who stands to gain his £10-million fortune. Read more

'Framed in my mind forever'
Photographer Kamal Julka recalls his visit to Robben Island, the place were Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years as a political prisoner. Read more

The day Nelson Mandela brought joy to Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the 'City of Joy'
Dhiman Chattopadhyay recalls October 18, 1990 when he was one of the 1,00,000 Indians inside the Eden Gardens to welcome Nelson Mandela, as the legendary leader made his first overseas visit after being released from prison after 27 years. Read more

Nelson Mandela's war against apartheid as a graphic novel
From Nobel Peace Prize to Bharat Ratna, Nelson Mandela was one of the last of the rare human activists who changed the fate of humanity and a nation. We reproduce a few panels from an award-winning graphic novel based on the icon's life that was released last year. Read more

India to observe 5-day mourning for 'The True Gandhian' Nelson Mandela
Calling Nelson Mandela's demise a loss for India as well as South Africa, both houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day. Read more

Meeting Mandela was my greatest moment: Viv Richards
West Indian great tells MiD DAY that his best off-field moment was when Nelson Mandela appreciated his efforts in dismantling the apartheid regime during their meeting in 2000 at Monaco. Read more

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela dies at 95
South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, President Jacob Zuma announced here late Thursday... Read more

Nelson Mandela - Obituary
Globally respected as a symbol of resistance against injustice, Nelson Mandela brought an end to the much-despised apartheid regime in South Africa while spreading the spirit of freedom in the rest of Africa... Read more

World mourns Nelson Mandela
People from across the globe offer condolences on the death of Nelson Mandela. Here are pictures courtesy AFP...View pictures

Life and times of Nelson Mandela
In pictures: Here's a look at South Africa's first black President and anti-apartheid icon. Pictures courtesy AFP...View pictures

Mandela's India connect
The late Nelson Mandela shared a special bond with India. Here are pictures which capture his close association with our country. All pics/ AFP...View pictures

South African ruling party mourns death of Mandela
The ruling African National Congress (ANC) Thursday mourned the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela... Read more

Tributes pour in for Nelson Mandela
World leaders mourned the death of anti-apartheid icon and South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela who died Thursday at his home in Houghton, a suburb of Johannesburg... Read more

Hundreds of South Africans gather outside Mandela's home
Huge crowd has gathered at Nelson Mandela's home in Houghton, a suburb of Johannesburg, to pay their respects to the former president and their affectionate leader "Madiba"... Read more

Nelson Mandela's mortal remains moved to a military hospital
Former South African president Nelson Mandela's body has been taken to a military hospital in Pretoria, a media report said Friday... Read more

Nelson Mandela: Interesting facts and trivia
With the anti-apartheid icon passing away, we bring you a collection of some intriguing facts from the great man's life and times... Read more

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